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provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate or the congress than what you said. name one dumb thing we have been goaded in to do because of the pressure of the israeli or jewish lobby. >> i have already stated that i regret the term nlg. >> you said back then it makes us do dumb things. you can't name one senator intimidated. now give me one example of the dumb things we're pressured to do up here. >> we were talking in that interview about the middle east. about positions. about israel. >> now that exchange followed another faceoff earlier today with senator john mccain over the war in iraq. >> will you please answer the question? will you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since until nam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference -- >> are you -- the question is,
is of very specific importance for the united states. as was for us the issue of sovereignty and detentions and the continued presence of international forces in afghan villages and the very conduct of the war itself. with those issues resolved, as we did today, part of it, the rest was done earlier, i can go to the afghan people and argue for immunity for u.s. troops in afghanistan in a way that afghan sovereignty will not be compromised, in a way that afghan law will not be compromised, in a way that the provisions that we arrive at through talks will give the united states the satisfaction of what it seeks and will also provide the afghan people the benefits that they are seeking through this partnership and the subsequent agreement. >> do you have any sense of how many troops you would be willing -- >> that's not for us to decide. it's issue for the united states. numbers are not going to make a difference to the situation in afghanistan. it's the broader relationship that will make a difference to afghanistan and beyond in the region. the specifics of numbers are issues the military wi
boehner, may god bless this congress. may god always bless the united states of america. my colleagues, the speaker of the house, john boehner. [ applause ] >> leader pole helosi, thank yo your kind words. members of the house, senate, my wife, debbie you who is with us today, thankfully, the girls are working. and all of you and our fellow countrymen. you know, we met mete again at democracy's great port of call. every two years, at this hour, the constitution brings a new order to this house. and it's an interlude for reflection, a glimpse of old truths. and to our new members and our families, let me just say welcome. [ applause ] i know you're feeling a bit awe-struck at this moment. history runs through this building. and now you're among a select few to share in this privilege. and for those of you who are returning, who avenue walked the -- who have walk walked these aisles before, maybe it's time we get a little awe-struck again. [ applause ] the way our founders envisioned it the republic will be led by citizens who recognize that the blessings that we receive by governing our
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? >> no question. and this is good news for all of us who believe we need sensible gun control laws in the united states of america. the president is putting the full weight and prestige of the white house behind this. this is a big event tomorrow. the 19 things he can do that are executive power, he can do to tighten up the reporting system but the big three are the three you mentioned in your lead-in. getting rid of high capacity magazines, number one. getting rid of assault rifles, number two. number three, no one purchases a gun in this country without a thorough background check. they have do go through congress and the only way we're going to get them is if the president leads and all of us fighting this fight for decades get rebind him in a big way. >> molly, there's new polling out. two new polls of "the washington post" and abc news and the pew research center shows 60% of americans support a ban on assault weapons. we know that the nra has rejected any idea or notion of a ban on assault weapons and even some congressmen and members of the house of representatives and senate would oppose
on to say the statement does that bsa, members and parents would be able to choose a local unit to meet the needs of their families. the boy scouts saying they would eliminate from the membership requirements a ban on gay members and gay scout leaders and live it up to the individual organizations of scouting that really run the organization day-to-day to decide for themselves so it turns out a local troop accepts gay members and some do not and parents decide which ones to send their children to. the boy scouts say that this is a grass roots organization. the impetus for discussing this change has come from within. but at the same time, it's been public some members of the board pushing for a change in policy. two corporate ceos, of at&t and earnst & young, both members of the board. one will be the new boy scouts of america president and they have been pushing for a change in this policy. so the boy skoutds emphasize that the change hasn't happened yet and could happen as early as next week and if it does happen, it would not be a requirement but they would be able to and that in and
and they just isolate the united states. joining me now, retired army colonel jack jacobs and also politics reporter for "roll call." colonel, i'll start with you in this discussion. many people talked about the dynamic of the confirmation hearing and you have john mccain who once praised chuck hagel, even saying that he could be secretary of state. now going after this war hero, two war heroes, if you will, together and what will likely not be a glorious moment but to give us all pause. what do you make of the dynamic here? much of the praise of john mccain and the credibility is the fact he served and same is said for chuck hagel? >> there's a lot of things at work here. one of them is the senate's opportunity to assert itself in an environment of which the president's won re-election and they don't want him to do anything he wants. they're also very muched concerned generally about what hagel probably intends to do and that is to continue panetta's effort to streamline the pentagon and make budget cuts. those who are in favor of a strong defense are against that and therefore against hag
, the united states must continue to lead. in the mideast, in north africa and around the globe. we have come a long way in the past four years and cannot afford to retreat now. when america is absent, especially from unstable environments, there consequences. extremism takes root and our security at home is threatened. that's why chris stevens went to benghazi in the first place. i asked him to go. during the beginning of the revolution against gadhafi, we needed somebody in benghazi who could begin to build bridges with the insurgents and to begin to demonstrate that america would stand against gadhafi. nobody knew the dangers or the opportunities better than chris. first during the revolution, then during the transition. a weak libyan government and militias and terrorist groups, a bomb exploded in the parking lot of his hotel. he never wavered. he never asked to come home. he never said let's shut it down, quit, and go somewhere else. he understood it was critical for america to be represented in that place at that pivotal time. mr. chairman, we do have to work harder and better to balanc
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, armor, artillery units, i don't think women, young people have any problem whatsoever with them. >> i think it's interesting and people may not realize that women limited and i want to pull up the number. quinnipiac poll, should women be allowed to serve in combat roles? 75% say yes. 22% say no. also limited how far they could rank in the military. >> if you increase the number of women who are in combat roles, in combat units, you're by definition increasing the accessibility to higher rank. we have a significant number of women in fairly high positions in all the services but increasing combat units of women you increase number of women at higher rank. >> michael, let's bring you in. politico and a couple of other articles pointed out, not a huge groundswell of opposition. very different reaction for the most part than 15 years ago, maybe even 20 years ago but it bears reminding that it was rick santorum in some trouble on the campaign trail trying to get the nomination for the gop and discussed women in combat roles and read some reaction today from a few conservative groups. penny
, look, the united states has the same right and responsibility that other nations have to determine who comes and who leaves. we have -- >> should border security be linked to legal status of those who are already in this country, some kind of deal, if you will, of a trigger as it relates to border security and what to do with the 11 million people in this country undocumented? >> you know, a lot of people talk about whether we can decouple the issues. the reality is that it is all linked. the whole system from a to z is broken and very intertwined so i think we need to fix the system and when's broken. everything is broken. in my estimate, we have to basically go through it soup to nuts and fix what's broken and very difficult to unwind what in essence is very, very tangibled together so i believe and again if you believe like i do that the immigration system is broken, the fact we have people here who we have to deal with, whether some may like it or not, if you believe like i do, we have to fix it, let's fix it. if you have a car that's not running, you just put a tire on it. you fix
. the suspect remains on the loose. canine units are searching the area, including a ga raj attached to the building happening as the showdown over guns on capitol hill takes place. advocates for and against just wrapped up hours of testimony before the senate judiciary committee and the first hearing since the newtown massacre. former arizona congressman gabrielle giffords was the first to speak, delivering an emotional call to action. >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> giffords's testimony was followed by an intense day of questioning including patrick leahy and dick durbin taking on the head of nra. wayne la pierre. >> should we have mandatory background checks at gun shows for the sales? >> if you are a dealer, that's already the law. >> that's not my question. i'm not trying to play games here. if you could, just answer my question. >>
move on and you let the president be the president of the united states. these guys still want to fight the old battles of 2012. >> but they're giving this extension now. >> a three-month extension. the white house should tell them to go shove it. you can't run a government three months at a time. you have to have a long-term planning. bad for the markets. bad for the country. bad for the economy. let's make clear, definitive decisions. you lost. let's come together and compromise. pass the debt ceiling and talk about spending cuts if that's what you want to talk about. >> i want to read what "the washington post" conservative columnist had to say about the republican strategy. here's what he said. he wrote, obama's post-election arrogance and intransigence can put you in a fighting mood. i sympathize. this is what he's telling the republicans but i'm tending toward the realist view. don't force the issue when you don't have the power s. that what we're seeing with the debt kreeling in they don't have the power and maybe taking this advice from the conservative columnist? >> it's rare i
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is come to the united states to 33 states and thousands of annual gun shows where they can buy military-style weapons easier in our country than theirs without an id or background check. i was proud of the president today and also incredibly sad. think about those 20 beautiful kids who are now like a political football killed with a military-style weapon and high capacity ammunition clip made for war. the president is trying to save other kids's lives and since newtown, 900 more americans have died from gun violence and guys like rubio and the republicans and even democrats are saying he is trying to take the second amendment away? he is trying to save lives without banning most guns. the only one he is talking about banning are military style weapons. we have seen how broken the congress is. on the gun issue, it's or did you mock reas is dying. no way that are going to pass congress in the existing congress because our congress people, a majority in congress are more concerned about the unregulated tens of millions of dollars that come from the unregulated gun industry and the nra than
health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> there's a lot going on today and here's things we thought you should know. free tickets to the presidential inauguration for sale on the black market and sold for $2,000 on craigslist and ebay. the inaugural committee and congress trying to crack down on the sale. the tickets are given to members of congress to distribute for free. >>> president obama will take the public oath of office using two historic bibles. the first in lincoln's 1861 inauguration. president obama used that bible in 2009 and the second is dr. martin luther king's travel bible and stacked under the lincoln bible. the public inauguration ceremony on the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. >>> former president clinton
of the united states. i am proud of our internship program and am grateful to the people -- >> senator john kerry saying farewell after 28 years in the senate. naping a laundry list of staffers and thanking them for their work. as we saw with his confirmation hearing, the smooth road. tomorrow can be different. former republican senator chuck hagel's hearing for secretary of defense is another thing. lindsay graham is vowing a process. >> the one thing i'm not going to do is vote on a new secretary of defense until the old secretary of defense, leon panetta who i like very much, testifies about what happened in benghazi. >> attention is on who was financing the fight against hagel's nomination. the "new york times" reports a brand-new conservative group calling itself americans for a strong defense and financed by anonymous donors is running advertise ams and urging them to vote against chuck hagel and freshly minted organization, use your mandate that presents itself as a liberal gay rights group and performed television time through a republican firm is also attacking mr. hagel. "new york
tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> there's a lot going on today. here's some things we thought you should know. ebay and craigslist have agreed to stop scalpers from selling inauguration tickets. stubhub has already done so. tickets -- people get from the members of congress are free online. they were being offered up, not offered up, sold for $2,000 each. senator john kerry's confirmation hearing is set for next thursday. he'll appear before the senate foreign relations committee which he's chaired since 2009. kerry is expected to easily be confirmed. >>> before monday's inauguration, the obama family had something else to celebrate. today's the first lady's 49th birthday. requested what the president is planning, white house press secretary jay carne
and a recent study and survey, at least 25% of all colleges in the united states said we were not prepared to handle an active shooter situation. unfortunately, having had four shootings already this year, a lot of campuses are going to have to get up to speed. >> again to reiterate, according to the national conference of late legislators, concealed carry law exists in texas and has for more than 20 years. you can carry a concealed weapon if you go through training in the state. but you're not allowed to carry a concealed weapon on college campus. this is a reporter at the scene. clint, let me have you hang on for a second. >> and i made it after passed by the library. i started listening to all the shooting and when i looked back i saw just people running towards me. and i grabbed one of -- you know, older teacher that fell, i grabbed her and we took her out of the building and that's all. you know? i didn't see the shooting actually. i just heard somebody screaming and -- and then after i that i heard the shots. >> did you say that you saw one of the suspects or the shooters running awa
of pace in the u.s. senate. throughout its history, the united states senate has been the world's greatest deliberative body and sometimes they deliberate a little bit too long but the white house actually said that they supported the modest measures and it depends on where you are on the united states senate. sometimes when people want quick action now, those people were disappointed but if you believe in evolutional or gradual change as president obama sometimes does, you would end up taking that half or a third of a loaf. >> okay. so progressives, though, certainly have not had a good time hearing about this and specifically coming out and being very stern in reaction to harry reid. take a listen to rachel maddow. >> wow, harry reid, yeah. this is the day everybody was looking forward to in terms of changing how the senate operate and if you hear sad trombones, that's why. after the months, years of promises this time he was going to do it. but hey. at least we'll be able to see them get nothing done faster now. >> all right. so i had a chance to talk with ed schultz in hi hour disappoi
that the -- that of the united states will always be paid. >> you would do it. you wouldn't wait? >> i would do it, right. >> many strategies, go do it. some republicans with a clear split there of what to do regarding a shutdown or not. your perspective on where things stand, i know that we have heard washington should not draw lines in the sand but the president has on certain issues including as you heard what molly pointed out. >> well, surprise-surprise. we are not headed to a good place. >> no. why, why? why do you think that is at this point? >> the problem is you have a republican party right now fractured and weakened and they need to draw a line from their perspective in order to force the president to compromise on spending. the problem is they're playing russian roulette with the american people once again. the idea of shutting down the government, i can tell you this without a doubt, they'll lose the battle. the american people will turn on them. at the end of the day what the american people want in a deal is a balanced deal. and i think what you have heard from the white house reportedly i
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